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Latest news: 04-21-2010

Another city to require Rx for pseudoephedrine

MO - At the Monday night meeting of the Dexter Board of Aldermen, the board 4-1 passed an ordinance requiring a prescription for the purchase of pseudoephedrine, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported.
The measure has been before the board over the past two months, and after much debate, the city followed suit with a number of surrounding towns. Alderman Rick Hux, who had been adamantly opposed to the issue, said he had a change of opinion following a visit with an unnamed area pharmacist.

Full story, The Southeast Missourian

Hondas a popular target for meth addicts in Longmont, Colo.

CO - Older-model Hondas have been a perennial favorite among car thieves. Often, they end up parceled out for parts. But in Longmont, police say a rash of Honda thefts are providing drug users with transportation. "It started in mid-March. In that time frame, we've lost 21 (early) to mid-90s models of Hondas," says Longmont Police Comm. Tim Lewis. He says the thieves use the cars just as a way to get around, although they will steal items they can carry, like a stereo.

Full story, from KWGN-TV

Police find drug operation filling Augusta, Ga. home

GA - The arrest of a 21-year-old Augusta man in the fatal shooting of a pawnshop owner led authorities to one of the largest methamphetamine labs ever discovered in Augusta. "In 10 years in the narcotics division, I've never seen a residence that had been completely turned into a meth lab," Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Vinson said of the house at 2501 Coleman Ave. in south Augusta. "The kitchen sink, the bathroom sink, the kitchen stove -- the entire house was a lab."

Full story, The Augusta Chronicle

Police bust meth lab, counterfeit money operation

IL - Police called to the scene of an eviction found a counterfeit currency operation and a methamphetamine lab inside a two-story house in the Logan Square neighborhood. Police responded to a building in the 1800 block of North Francisco Avenue about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety. The building's owner called 911 and police responded to a "found property'' call at 1817 N. Francisco Ave., because the owner was with Cook County Sheriff's personnel and was in the process of evicting a man named Laura Pena, when materials used to make fake money and fake IDs were found on the first floor, according to Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik.

Full story, from WBBM-TV

Alert Sheriff's deputy discovers meth lab in church parking lot

IN - An alert Howard County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a suspicious vehicle at a church discovered a working meth lab set up on church property.  Sgt. Todd Everling was on patrol shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, when he observed a suspicious vehicle on the parking lot of the First General Baptist Church, located at 2940 E. 50 North. The red 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer was occupied by two men, who exited the vehicle when approached by the deputy.  The two men claimed to have experienced car trouble, but Everling detected an odor of anhydrous ammonia, and numerous items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine were contained inside the vehicle.

Full story, The Kokomo Perspective

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